Tropical Park is an almost 300-acre park in southwest Miami-Dade county that once served as a horse track. It was transformed into a county park back in 1979. This huge, diverse park offers everything from football games, world class equestrian shows, community center, a boxing program to the unique Santa's Enchanted Forest carnival. Tropical Park has the standard leisure amenities like bicycling, walking or running on the miles of paved pathways. You can also take out a paddle boat and explore the boating lake. Bring out your fishing rods and fish on their fully-stocked freshwater lake filled with bass, catfish and bluegill. Come and enjoy your favorite recreation with friends and family including tennis, cycling, racquetball, fitness court, basketball, soccer or join one of the many softball leagues.
Tropical Stadium is home to the Miami-Dade Track and Field Team and hosts national track and field meets such as the Junior Olympics and USA National Track and Field Championships. The stadium is a popular venue for special events as well as school football games.
Dog Park. The Tropical Park dog park consists of a two-acre fenced area divided into two parts. Dogs that weigh over 35 pounds can frolick in one area and all smaller dogs can cavort in another. To be fair and equal, both areas feature play equipment such as tire jumps, window jumps, king-of-the-hill ramps, and other fun doggie recreation. After a bit of hard play, your pup can get some refreshment and cool off at the dog comfort stations featuring doggy drinking fountains and water sprays. Help keep the dog park clean by using the pooper scoopers provided by the park. A walkway connects all areas of the dog park and makes it ADA accessible.
The Southwest Community Farmers' Market appears in the park every Saturday from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm year-round. It can be found just inside the Bird Road entrance and to the right. This farmer's market was nominated as one of the best farmer's markets in South Florida. Come with an empty tummy and your reusable bags. Enjoy fresh produce, herbs, jams, local eggs, pickles, sauces, breads, pastries, live plants, fresh juices, natural beverages, local honey & more.
Tennis Center at Tropical Park consists of 12 tennis courts that are lighted and wheelchair accessible. There are also raquetball courts to enjoy. Call 786-224-1500 to reserve a court or schedule some lessons.
Tropical Ronald Reagan Equestrian Center Tropical's Equestrian Center hosts over thirty horse shows annually, including international shows, as well as the Miami International Agriculture, Horse & Cattle Show. The center features two clay show rings, one for performance and one for warm-ups. There are two grass courses, plus seating for approximately 1,000 persons. The beautiful promenade, 267 stalls, and a state-of-the-art show arena covered by a 200' x 275' standing steel roof make it an ideal spot for all area equestrian events including rodeos!
Amateur Boxing Program at Tropical park is housed in a fully staffed amateur boxing center. It is equipped to teach the fundamentals of boxing whether for aspiring boxers or just those wishing to get in some fun exercise. The program is offered to anyone from ten years of age and older. Approximately 70% participate only for exercise and conditioning.
Santa's Enchanted Forest is touted as the world's largest Christmas-themed amusement park that has been operating for over 30 years at Tropical Park. There are millions of lights, rides, stunt shows and food. There is a maze, animal shows, Christmas train, Ferris wheel, Frog Hopper, Spidermania, Wiggle Worm, Speedway Race Cars as well as over 40 "extreme" rides for thrill-seekers. They claim to have South Florida’s tallest Christmas tree at 92-ft tall but it is dwarfed by the 100-ft tree in Delray Beach.
Mary Abreu Community Center: The Abreu Center has 4,320 square-feet of meeting space, seats up to 250 people and has a small kitchen, an outdoor grilling area, restrooms, and parking. Podiums, stages, sound systems and assorted meeting equipment are available for rental.